Welcome to the McManawayjr Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the McManawayjr surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching McManawayjr genealogy.
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I. The McManawayjr Family Tree
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II. McManawayjr Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through McManawayjr records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my McManawayjr research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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III. Origins of the McManawayjr Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McManawayjr last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McManawayjr ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. McManawayjr DNA Projects
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V. McManawayjr Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McManawayjr ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McManawayjr family history.
VI. Networking with McManawayjr Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McManawayjr queries.
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VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McManawayjr Research
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IX. Upcoming McManawayjr Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McManawayjr family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McManawayjr reunion.
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